Attack of the Puppet People

Synopsis: Deranged doll-maker Mr. Franz is deathly afraid of being left alone, so he creates a machine that can shrink humans down to only a few inches tall. He soon accumulates a troupe of shrunken prisoners whom he forces to perform for him and keep him company. When he shrinks his secretary Sally and her fiance Bob, the pair decide against spending their days as pint-sized playthings and try to find a way to escape and re-enlarge themselves.
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Director(s): Bert I. Gordon
Production: MGM
  1 nomination.
 
IMDB:
4.7
APPROVED
Year:
1958
79 min
Website
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SIR!

CAN YOU TELL ME:

WHERE I CAN FIND

DOLLS INCORPORATED?

ROOM 502.

FIRST DOOR:

ON YOUR LEFT.

THANK YOU.

THESE ARE THE BROWNIES

FROM THE VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL.

THE GIRLS ARE HERE

TO VISIT THE FACTORY,

MR. FRANZ.

YES, MR. FRANZ.

HE'LL BE WITH YOU

IN A MOMENT.

I'M SURE THE GIRLS

WOULD LIKE TO SEE

THE DOLL DISPLAY

WHILE THEY'RE WAITING.

WELL, FINE.

THANK YOU.

I LIKE THE ONE:

OVER AT THE END.

IT'S BEAUTIFUL.

THEY'RE BEAUTIFUL.

THEY'VE GOT SO MANY

BEAUTIFUL DRESSES.

I LIKE THE ONE:

OVER THERE BEST.

[Little Girl]

THERE ARE SO MANY.

DON'T LET MR. FRANZ CATCH YOU.

HE'S VERY FINICKY

ABOUT THESE DOLLS.

NOBODY'S ALLOWED

TO TOUCH THEM.

LET'S LOOK

AT THE OTHER DOLLS.

YOUNG LADY,

DO YOU LIKE MY DOLLS?

I THINK:

THEY'RE LOVELY.

DO YOU REALLY?

YOU MUST MEET:

SOME OF THEM.

MY DOLLS ARE FASHIONED

FROM ALL WALKS OF LIFE.

HERE'S A BRIDE.

ISN'T SHE LOVELY?

AND OVER HERE,

NOW LET ME SEE...

A HOUSEWIFE:

GOING SHOPPING.

AND HERE, OH MY, YES.

SHE'S VERY IMPORTANT.

THIS IS MY NURSE.

SHE HELPS TO KEEP

MY LITTLE PEOPLE WELL.

WOULDN'T DO FOR ANYTHING

TO HAPPEN TO THEM,

WOULD IT, NURSE?

YOU TREAT THEM:

LIKE REAL PEOPLE.

BUT OF COURSE.

THEY'RE MY FRIENDS.

MY NAME IS FRANZ.

WHAT'S YOURS, MY DEAR?

SALLY REYNOLDS.

YOU CAME ABOUT MY AD,

I SUPPOSE.

YES. BUT I DON'T

THINK I'M THE GIRL

FOR THE JOB.

WAIT, PLEASE.

LET ME BE THE JUDGE, HUH?

HOW MUCH EXPERIENCE

HAVE YOU HAD?

VERY LITTLE. I WORKED

A YEAR IN A COLLEGE

BOOKSTORE, THAT'S ALL.

MARRIED?

NO.

LIVE WITH YOUR FAMILY?

I HAVEN'T ANY FAMILY.

I'M SURE THERE'S

SOMEBODY ELSE THAT'S

BETTER QUALIFIED.

YOU'RE EXACTLY

THE ONE I WANT,

MISS REYNOLDS.

I'D LIKE YOU TO

START RIGHT AWAY.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT

I'M SUPPOSED TO DO.

JUST ANSWER THE:

PHONE, TAKE CARE

OF MY ACCOUNTS:

AND MY CORRESPONDENCE.

I'M NO GOOD

AT PAPERWORK.

I'M SORRY,

MR. FRANZ.

I COULDN'T.

[Phone rings]

I HAVE NO ONE:

TO HELP ME WITH MY

DOLLS. I WORK ALONE.

I NEED SOMEONE:

IN THE OFFICE.

WHATEVER YOU DO,

YOUR WORK WILL:

BE SATISFACTORY.

I PAY THE USUAL:

WAGES, BUT IF

THAT ISN'T ENOUGH,

I COULD MANAGE:

A LITTLE MORE. WON'T

YOU PLEASE TRY IT?

JUST FOR:

A DAY OR TWO?

DOLLS INCORPORATED.

ONE MOMENT, PLEASE.

A MR. GRANT FOR YOU.

I'LL TAKE IT

IN THE BACK ROOM.

YES, MR. GRANT.

I UNDERSTAND YOU HAD

A SECRETARY NAMED JANET HALL?

YES. MISS HALL USED

TO WORK FOR ME.

DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA

WHERE I CAN REACH HER?

WELL, SHE LEFT

LAST WEEK.

SHE WAS GOING:

TO TAKE A BETTER

POSITION WITH PATHE.

YOU MIGHT TRY TO

REACH HER THERE.

THIS IS PATHE.

SHE NEVER SHOWED UP.

IF YOU SEE HER, WILL YOU

HAVE HER GET IN TOUCH WITH ME?

I'D BE GLAD TO.

I'LL MAKE A NOTE OF IT.

GOODBYE.

THANK YOU.GOODBYE.

[Knock on door]

WHO IS IT?

IT'S SALLY.

MR. FRANZ, IF

I'M TO WORK FOR YOU,

I'LL NEED THE CASH LEDGER.

CAN YOU TELL ME:

WHERE IT IS?

I'M AFRAID I DON'T KNOW.

JANET TOOK SUCH GOOD

CARE OF THINGS.

I'LL BE RIGHT OUT

AND HELP YOU:

LOOK FOR IT.

WELL, HELLO!

WHO ARE YOU?

MY NAME IS SALLY.

I WORK FOR MR. FRANZ.

SINCE WHEN?

[Sally]

SIX WEEKS AGO.

DO YOU HAVE BUSINESS

WITH MR. FRANZ?

I SURE DO. I'M BOB

WESTLEY. THE BEST

SALESMAN IN ST. LOUIS.

WELL, HE CAN'T BE

DISTURBED RIGHT NOW.

YOU MAY WAIT:

OR PERHAPS COME BACK LATER.

[Bob] AT LEAST

TELL HIM I'M HERE.

BUT I'M SORRY,

HE JUST CAN'T

BE DISTURBED.

HE'S NOT IN THE FACTORY.

ARE YOU GONNA TELL ME

WHERE HE IS?

PLEASE, DON'T GET ME

INTO TROUBLE. MR. FRANZ

IS IN THE BACK ROOM.

WHEN HE'S IN THAT ROOM,

HE NEVER WANTS:

TO BE DISTURBED.

ALL RIGHT, ALL RIGHT,

DON'T GET EXCITED.

BUT CAN'T YOU SEND UP

SOME SMOKE SIGNALS

OR SOMETHING?

CALL HIM ON THE PHONE.

HE'D BE FURIOUS.

MR. FRANZ, FURIOUS?

THEY DON'T COME ANY

MILDER THAN HIM.

ARE YOU AFRAID:

OF HIM?

PLEASE, I'VE GOT

WORK TO DO.

IF YOU'LL EXCUSE

ME, I'LL BE ABLE

TO DO IT.

LOOK.

LET'S START ALL

OVER AGAIN.

I APOLOGIZE.

I DON'T WANT TO

GET YOU IN TROUBLE

AND I WANT TO:

BE FRIENDS. OKAY?

OKAY.

ALL RIGHT, NOW

THAT WE'RE FRIENDS,

TELL ME THE TRUTH.

ARE YOU AFRAID:

OF YOUR BOSS?

NO, I'M NO AFRAID OF HIM.

MAYBE JUST A LITTLE.

HE DOES GET A LITTLE

PECULIAR AT TIMES.

WHAT TIMES?

WHEN HE TALKS TO THEM.

HE'S SO SERIOUS.

IT'S ALMOST AS IF

HE EXPECTED THEM

TO TALK BACK.

WHO?

WHY, THE DOLLS,

OF COURSE.

THE DOLL--

[Sally] WAIT. JUST A MINUTE.

GOOD MORNING, SALLY.

DREAMED UP ANYTHING

NEW ABOUT THE BOSS?

DOLLS:

INCORPORATED?

IT'S ON THE

FIFTH FLOOR.

SECOND FLOOR!

WELL, I CAN TAKE

THE LETTER.

I WORK THERE.

ARE YOUMISS HALL?

NO.

WELL, IT'S REGISTERED.

SOMEONE WILL HAVE

TO SIGN FOR IT.

MAYBE YOU BETTER

SEE MR. FRANZ

ABOUT IT.

THIRD FLOOR!

ARE YOU ANOTHER:

NEW MAN? SEEMS WE

JUST GOT ONE LATELY.

I'M SPECIAL

DELIVERY.

FOURTH FLOOR!

WHATEVER HAPPENED

TO THAT FRIENDLY FELLOW

WHO BROUGHT THE MAIL

FOR SO LONG?

YOU MEAN OLD ERNIE?

FUNNY THING, TWO DAYS

BEFORE HE WAS TO RETIRE

AND GET A PENSION,

HE DISAPPEARED.

STARTED OUT ONE MORNING

WITH HIS MAIL SACK AND

NEVER CAME BACK.

[Phone rings]

YES, MISS REYNOLDS.

I'LL BE RIGHT OUT

AND SIGN FOR IT.

BOB. GOOD MORNING. I DON'T KNOW

MISS HALL'S NEW ADDRESS,

BUT I EXPECT:

HER TO STOP BY:

IN A DAY OR TWO.

I'LL SEE SHE

GETS THIS.

THANK YOU.

COME ON IN,

BOB.

SORRY IF I HURT:

YOUR FEELINGS.

I'LL BE RIGHT

WITH YOU, BOB.

[Sally]

HOW BEAUTIFUL!

[Franz]

YES, VERY NICE.

THE PRICE DOESN'T

SEEM TOO:

OUT OF LINE.

I'LL TAKE FOUR

GROSS OF THAT.

WHAT DO YOU LIKE,

MY DEAR?

THIS ONE HERE.

THE WHITE ORGANDY

WITH THE BLUE RIBBONS.

IT'S A PITY YOU CAN'T

MODEL IT FOR US.

[Franz] I CAN SEE IT WOULD BE

VERY BECOMING ON YOU. YES.

WELL, TWO GROSS

OF THE STRAPLESS ORGANDY,

AND TWO OF:

THE NEGLIGEE.

[Salesman]HOW ABOU LINGERIE TO GO WITH IT?

[Franz] YES, YOU CAN

PUT THAT IN, TOO.

WHEN CAN YOU:

DELIVER THEM?

[Franz] YES.

[Salesman]TEN DAYS. ALL RIGHT?

WILL THAT BE ALL,

MR. FRANZ?

[Franz] DO YOU MIND

IF I KEEP THIS:

STRAPLESS ORGANDY?

YOU CAN CHARGE IT

TO MY ORDER.

I THINK THAT'LL

BE ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU,

MR. FRANZ.

THANK YOU, MISS.

HERE, LET ME

GET RID OF SOME OF

THIS STUFF FOR YOU.

MISS REYNOLDS, I DON'T KNOW

WHAT I'D EVER

DO WITHOUT YOU.

[Phone rings]

YES, MISS REYNOLDS.

WHO? NO!

BY ALL MEANS,

TELL HIM I'LL

BE RIGHT THERE.

AN OLD FRIEND:

OUT OF THE PAST:

IS HERE TO SEE ME.

SHALL WE:

CALL IT A DAY?

I'D HAVE TO STOP SOON

TO MIX MORE PLASTIC.

SO, YOU'LL FORGIVEME, WON'T YOU?

CERTAINLY, SIR.

MY DEAR FRIEND,HOW ARE YOU?

EMIL!

EMIL,WHAT A

SURPRISE.

I DIDN'T EVEN KNOW

YOU WERE IN THIS

PART OF THE WORLD.

I ARRIVEDYESTERDAY.

WITH YOUR PUPPETS?

OF COURSE. MY PUPPETS

OPEN THEIR SHOW:

NEXT MONDAY.

I SHOULD LIKE VERY MUCH

FOR YOU TO COME:

AND MEET THEM.

GOOD.

OF COURSE, I SHOULD BE HAPPY TO.

HOW DID YOU:

EVER FIND ME?

WELL, I THOUGHT

I'D NEED THE SERVICES

OF A MARIONETTE-MAKER

WHILE I WAS HERE.

SO, I OPENED

THE DIRECTORY AND

THERE WAS YOUR NAME.

IT'S BEEN A LONG TIME, FRANZ.

NO MORE SHOW BUSINESS, HUH?

NO, NO,

I GAVE THAT UP.

I JUST HAVE:

DOLLS NOW.

DOLLS, HUH?

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George Worthing Yates

George Worthing Yates (14 August 1901 in New York City – 6 June 1975 in Sonoma) was an American screenwriter. His early work was on serials shown in cinemas; he later progressed to feature films, primarily science fiction. He was the nephew of the head of Republic Pictures, Herbert Yates. more…

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